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Endgame Options
15 September 2021

Endgame Options

Technical News September 2021. 

A review of the market: with a focus on smaller defined benefit pension schemes

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Not another data article!
16 July 2021

Not another data article!

Technical News July/Aug 2021. 

You don’t have to look too hard at the moment to find a pensions article that touches on, or even focuses on, data. Working with masses of data in our pensions day-to-day life isn’t anything new. But after listening to a podcast I thought I’d use this article to reflect on changes over the years in how we collect and use data.

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The relevance of gold as a strategic asset UK edition
07 May 2021

The relevance of gold as a strategic asset UK edition

Technical News May 2021. The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Their role is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. They promote gold as a mainstream asset class by enhancing institutional and retail investor understanding of gold as part of a balanced portfolio. They support clear and consistent global standard setting on all issues including ESG to reinforce integrity, transparency and trust across the value chain. They also strive to develop a fair, effective and accessible gold market by engaging global governments and policy makers.

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The final push for UK DB pension schemes
07 February 2020

The final push for UK DB pension schemes

Technical News February 2020. Against a backdrop of improving funding levels, we conducted a survey of members of the Pensions Management Institute to uncover any observations that could help other invertors plan towards their endgame. The results confirm two existing industry trends and highlight three new observations. For a full write-up of the results, including guidance from PMI members, view the full report on the PMI website: De-risking investment strategies 1  

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Navigating the ‘pensions endgame’ universe (to reach the right destination)
10 January 2020

Navigating the ‘pensions endgame’ universe (to reach the right destination)

Technical News January 2020. With the majority of private sector defined benefit (“DB”) pension schemes closed to new joiners, and increasingly closed to future benefit accrual, DB pension schemes have a finite life. Trustees and sponsors are increasingly considering new strategies as to how they manage a pension scheme to its end point. These strategies reflect that the scheme will be maturing over time, will become increasingly cashflow negative and will need to be funded to ensure all members’ pension benefits can be paid in full.

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The final push for UK DB pension schemes
07 February 2020

The final push for UK DB pension schemes

Technical News February 2020. Against a backdrop of improving funding levels, we conducted a survey of members of the Pensions Management Institute to uncover any observations that could help other invertors plan towards their endgame. The results confirm two existing industry trends and highlight three new observations. For a full write-up of the results, including guidance from PMI members, view the full report on the PMI website: De-risking investment strategies 1  

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Navigating the ‘pensions endgame’ universe (to reach the right destination)
10 January 2020

Navigating the ‘pensions endgame’ universe (to reach the right destination)

Technical News January 2020. With the majority of private sector defined benefit (“DB”) pension schemes closed to new joiners, and increasingly closed to future benefit accrual, DB pension schemes have a finite life. Trustees and sponsors are increasingly considering new strategies as to how they manage a pension scheme to its end point. These strategies reflect that the scheme will be maturing over time, will become increasingly cashflow negative and will need to be funded to ensure all members’ pension benefits can be paid in full.

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The relevance of gold as a strategic asset UK edition
07 May 2021

The relevance of gold as a strategic asset UK edition

Technical News May 2021. The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Their role is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. They promote gold as a mainstream asset class by enhancing institutional and retail investor understanding of gold as part of a balanced portfolio. They support clear and consistent global standard setting on all issues including ESG to reinforce integrity, transparency and trust across the value chain. They also strive to develop a fair, effective and accessible gold market by engaging global governments and policy makers.

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Not another data article!
16 July 2021

Not another data article!

Technical News July/Aug 2021. 

You don’t have to look too hard at the moment to find a pensions article that touches on, or even focuses on, data. Working with masses of data in our pensions day-to-day life isn’t anything new. But after listening to a podcast I thought I’d use this article to reflect on changes over the years in how we collect and use data.

Read more
Endgame Options
15 September 2021

Endgame Options

Technical News September 2021. 

A review of the market: with a focus on smaller defined benefit pension schemes

Read more